head bookcase

14 May, 2020

Balancing the books: the challenges of chairing a library charity

I have been chair of the board for the past 18 months at Libraries Unlimited, which is a charity representing more than 50 libraries across Devon. During this time I have found myself navigating five ...
technology for virtual board meetings

22 April, 2020

Stream team: how to make your virtual board meetings a success

Helen Moulinos is the newly appointed chief executive of the national advocacy charity POhWER. Apart from the challenge ...
How leaders communicate

9 April, 2020

How true leaders communicate in a crisis

With nearly a fifth of the globe’s population on lockdown, many of us have replaced our morning routine of getting ready for the day and then taking public transportation or the car to the office wi...
Volkswagen, organisational reputation

5 February, 2020

How boards can learn to talk about ‘unspeakable’ issues

Organisational reputation is an increasingly critical issue for boards to consider and is certainly on a par with overseeing product quality and service delivery. Volkswagen Group is a useful case ...
meeting, employee engagement, workers, speak up

10 May, 2019

Designated non-executives set to represent workforce views

Last week investors in Schroders, the UK asset manager, signed off on the company’s annual report for 2018. Nothing unusual in that, but it was the first known report to contain details of a new fea...
digital communication, digital technology, digital boardroom

7 February, 2018

Sustainable business begins with digital boardrooms

There are many economic and political reasons why businesses adopt sustainability policies, from reducing the risk of reputational damage through to ensuring continuity of supply and, of course, adher...
Brainloop, board communication, board packs

7 February, 2018

How good board communication can mitigate risk

As corporate scandals continue to emerge, company boards are increasingly in the spotlight about their knowledge, understanding and decision-making processes when dealing with problems in the business...
company secretaries, board communication, digital board technology, digital boardroom tools

10 July, 2017

Under-pressure company secretaries need relief from admin burden

Spare a thought for company secretaries. While boards face ever-increasing pressures to change and adapt to digitisation, diversity, investor scrutiny, regulatory compliance, the prospect of Brexit an...
people together, corporate culture, trust, responsible business

18 April, 2017

Culture involves everyone, but begins with the board

Culture is firmly on the agenda for boards across the world as it influences every part of an organisation. Yet, despite its omnipresence, many organisations find the concept of it difficult; in reali...